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I totally agree. Washing vehicles at home is prohibited. But washing them at a car wash is not?
Water Restrictions | Austin Water Utility | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

The Drought FAQ is apparently out of date as it states.
Austin’s Drought Contingency Plan states that the City Manager may consider water use restrictions in
response to changes in water supply or demand. The supply trigger for Stage 2 is a combined storage
level of less than 900,000 acre-feet in lakes Travis and Buchanan. Because the lakes were expected to
reach that level and no significant rainfall was forecasted, the City Manager announced on August 30,
2012, that he would implement Stage 2 effective September 4, 2012.
 

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I forgot to add that at 11 am today Travis is 102% full. So COA, at what level of being full can I wash my car at home?
You can legally wash it at home now, with a bucket. It is still ridiculous I can't water my lawn more than once a week while we are sending water downstream.....Can't waste a couple hundred gallons on my lawn but you could white water raft the lower colorado right now.
 

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Yes I got to Gtown in 2008, but gee whiz even I have been here long enough to see radical changes that are hurting long time locals. It's not right for you true Austin people who know what Austin truly was. I love hearing stories about how Austin was and the character it held...
 

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Yes I got to Gtown in 2008, but gee whiz even I have been here long enough to see radical changes that are hurting long time locals. It's not right for you true Austin people who know what Austin truly was. I love hearing stories about how Austin was and the character it held...
Been here for 31 years, this place is an absolute liberal shithole now. People move here with an attitude of "screw what people here want, we are here now and we demand change"......Place sucks, just counting the days before I can leave and will never, ever look back. Austin used to be a cool place to live with a nice balance of the left leaning folks and right leaning folks. We didn't have stupid laws that regulate if you can cut a f-ing tree down in your back yard, and I could ask someone if they had ever been arrested for kiddie porn prior to interviewing them for a job. Oh, and don't get me started on all the other stupid crap this place is doing. Making a statue of a sleeping bum that is permanently affixed to a bench? So now instead of a real bum who might get up and leave, we now have someone who will permanently get in the way of anyone trying to sit there. WTF are you honoring, laziness and complacency? SMDH, I hate it here.
 

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57 year old native.

You have no idea.
Hints:
6 boats on a weekend day on Bastrop was considered crowded
You could fish Sandy Creek arm on Travis all day and not see another fisher or the glow of Austin at night.

But Pa, who has been here since '48, said the same things about the 60's and 70's.

What this city needs is another Armadillo!
 

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Got this in my email today:

Mr. Garza,

As you are aware, Council recently voted on city water restrictions.

However, there has been some confusion regarding the exact requirements provided. For instance, residents may wash their vehicles in their driveways if they are using a hose with a positive shut-off valve or a bucket.

For complete information regarding current requirements:
http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Water/Conservation/ConservationStageFAQ.pdf

Council Member Pool believes that water conservation is important to Austin’s future. The Austin area has been experiencing one of the worst droughts of modern times, exceeding the previous “Drought of Record.” Although it recent rains have provided a needed respite, past droughts (including the previous “Drought of Record”) also experienced times where the drought was temporarily interrupted by rains, only to later return to drought conditions.

With this current policy, Council Member Pool and her colleagues sought to strike a balance that both preserves quality of life in the present as well as in the future.

Thank you again for reaching out to our office on this item. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at [email protected] on this or any other city-related matter.

Best,

Michael J. Gaudini
Policy Advisor
Council Member Leslie Pool


At least I can wash my vehicles in my driveway again. But seriously I don't know what they're thinking.


 

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What a F-ing joke. We are releasing water downstream, now is a perfect time that people could utilize water that is being wasted. Then when the lakes get to level "X" go back to the old restrictions. Yet again the city council against the wishes of their constituents fixed something that wasn't broken.
 

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Ann Kitchens is the council member who has hurt this city the most. She is behind all the trouble that transpired for uber and lyft. So I'm sure she would not say that it's ok to break the law, but you know she realizes that DWI's will increase without the ease of ride sharing. So if council members are going to foster legislation that causes more folks to drive drunk; they want you to break the law. It's probably ok for you to fudge a little on the type of water hose valve you use when you wash your car--just don't get caught
 
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